Out of the Mud with Richard Rierson | Real Life Inspiration on Overcoming Adversity & Setbacks
About This Show
"Out of the Mud” is all about the personal transformation & journey we all experience when faced with adversity. The great stories of adversity captured on this show are stories of hope, success, & significance.
Adversity or being “in the mud” is a story we all find ourselves in; but the story we choose to write with our lives is ours alone. We all get the chance to be the hero in a potentially great story.
Most Recent Episode
008 - Carlos Fernandez & his inspiring journey from prison to rising tech entrepreneur & servant leader
Dec 4 15
Carlos Fernandez is the epitome of hope, success, & significance.
17 years ago Carlos found himself in prison doing time; guilty on an Attempted Murder charge.
At the outset he fit the stereotypical image of a troubled teenage Mexican-American, growing up with little parental supervision who found familial support in the Hispanic gangs of north Wichita.
His turbulent past was one of uncertainty, violence, anger, & death. Serving an adult sentence, for an adult crime, while still not legally a man, Carlos began his long journey towards redemption and servant leadership.
Through positive intentionality, faith in a higher power, the unwavering faith & sacrifice from his parents, and the grace of some unlikely mentors, Carlos found himself a free man much earlier than expected.
Today we find Carlos a rising entrepreneur in the tech world taking him from Silicon Valley to the Oval Office, twice. We are blessed to have such an authentic & creative force in our world.
He's a shining example of how we are all capable of more than we give ourselves credit for.
How authenticity, transparency, & integrity are the primary currencies needed to overcome adversity and live a life of significance.
I love how his big why is to represent change & add value to everyone and everything he comes in contact with. He's the spark of positive change and the type of leader we can all emulate.